Weinergate gets the ‘Daily Show’ treatment

It’s been quite the season for Jewish sex scandal. But now the misbehaving politicians have really done it: They broke the Ewwww-o-meter.

Specifically, San Diego’s don’t-work-with-your-panties-on Mayor Bob Filner, whose alleged escapades are so gross they broke the Daily Show contraption designed to measure just how gross they are.

Would have been nice to see how Jon Stewart handled the summer of political misadventure, but he’s on leave. Fortunately, John Oliver has proven himself a more than capable stand-in.

Ben Harris is JTA’s news editor. In his seven years with JTA, he has reported from more than 15 countries. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, New York magazine, among other publications.